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Cricket journalist from Nagpur, associated with The Times of India, Ruchir Mishrra (42) passed away after battling against COVID-19 for days. Mishrra was kept on ventilator for few days; he succumbed to the virus on Tuesday early morning (May 4) in a city hospital. Along with him, his wife and brother also had tested positive for the virus few days back.
Cricketer Ifran Pathan tweeted, "There are journalists who are always interested In the well being of sports and players @ruchirmishraTOI bhai was one of them. It’s big loss to sports family.Condolences to the family for this demise."
There are journalists who are always interested In the well being of sports and players @ruchirmishraTOI bhai was one of them. It’s big loss to sports family.Condolences to the family for this demise.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 4, 2021
Batting coach of IPL team – Punjab Kings – Wasim Jaffer condoled his demise. Jaffer took to twitter by saying, “Don't want to believe what I have just heard. Ruchir Mishra is no more. This is just so sad. He was one of the nicest journalist from Nagpur."
Vijay Lokapally, writer who’s authored several books on Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, etc., said, “A dear student, Ruchir Mishra of Times of India, Nagpur, left us in the middle of the night. COVID took him away. He was 42. Ruchir was A journalist of utmost dedication to his profession. Very friendly. Always wanting to help, especially the local and domestic cricketers.”
He added, “Was immensely popular for his positive writing. Most of our discussions were on past cricketers because he wanted to learn so much about them. Every trip to Nagpur we would have a sumptuous filling at his favourite restaurant - Veeraswami. Rest in Peace.”